Tick protection for Dogs

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Jodie Humphries - Dog Lover

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Jodie is an obsessed dog mum who loves to learn how to best care for her pup Wally and she loves to share the things she learns with others. She's always been a pet owner but loves dogs the most and loves being surrounded by like-minded dog lovers.

Tick protection for Dogs

Protect your dog from fleas and ticks for as little as $1 a day?

Your furry friend is susceptible to fleas and ticks all year round. Especially, if you live on Australia's eastern seaboard, where summer is prime tick season. This means, you can either protect your pup from ticks with the appropriate paralysis tick treatment or face large vet bills.

Common reasons people choose not to use tick control, and why they should!

1. Flea and tick control treatment is too expensive.

Good quality preventative flea and tick treatment for your dog costs between $300 to $400 per year, making the average around $1 a day. You can buy the treatments every 3 or 6 months, depending on what works best for you. Think about all your other daily expenses. Coffees, transport, lunches, or dinners.

There are so many expenses in our lives that we don't even think twice about.

So, why think twice about your pup's health? If your dog happens to get bitten by a paralysis tick, it could cost between $300 to $10 000 - depending on the severity of the case. Even then, there is no guarantee that your pup will make it.

2. Indoor dogs don't need preventative treatment.

Even though your pup might spend the majority of their time indoors, snuggling up with you on the couch, there are still times where ticks and fleas can get to your dog. For example, when you're taking your dog on a walk, out in the park or around the neighbourhood, or whether they’re just outside in the yard, there is still the risk of them being bitten by a tick.

For your own peace of mind, making sure your dog is protected, whether inside or out, is still the best way to go.

3. I check my dog daily for fleas and ticks no matter where they’ve been.

Doing your own tick control is great; however, the best preventative care for any disease, illness or injury is often having multiple layers of protection. There is always a chance something is missed or goes unseen, and it’s better to give your dog flea or tick treatment for this reason.

4. I don’t live in an area known for ticks.

There are areas in Australia that are more well-known or have a higher number of ticks than others, but that doesn't mean that the rest of Australia is tick and flea free.

Generally speaking, the Australian eastern seaboard from far north Queensland down to Victoria has lots of paralysis ticks.

In other parts of the country, you may not see as many paralysis ticks, but there are still many different types of ticks that can cause harm to your dog.

Fleas are everywhere, although they may seem like a minor inconvenience or slight irritation, a significant flea infestation can greatly affect your dog's health. Keeping your dog protected, even if you live in an area of little concern for ticks, is still better than not protecting your dog at all.

Protecting your pet for $1 a day should be a no brainer, especially when the alternative could be thousands of dollars in vet bills and a very sick pup.

 

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